Our real estate agents are in complete agreement with iconic chef James Beard, who once declared that "good bread is the most fundamentally satisfying of all foods." Nurture your soul on Tuesday, November 17 by celebrating Homemade Bread Day at one of these wonderful bakeries around Harrisburg.
Gettysburg homes for sale are suffused with a unique sense of history you don't see everywhere in the United States. Even the most modern homes are just within reach of iconic sites that shaped America's long and storied journey.
It's no surprise the town of Gettysburg – now with 7,700 permanent residents – has its share of historic residences. These range from smaller townhouses to large, almost palatial estates filled with amazing architecture and other touches that tell the tale of the times.
Our real estate agents are always excited to introduce people to the amazing sights of Gettysburg. One of those is the historic David Wills House. You'll definitely want to take time to see it, even if you're only in the Gettysburg, PA area for a brief visit to house hunt.
Gettysburg is filled with things to do all through the year, but at Christmas the city comes alive with its own brand of holiday magic. Here is a holiday guide from your friends at Homesale Realty of things to do in Gettysburg, PA.
Nothing says Christmas cheer quite like a tastefully decorated gingerbread house. Gettysburg will celebrate this festive tradition on December 5th and 6th at the Gingerbread Celebration Mart and Holiday Mart held at the Harrisburg Area Community College in Gettysburg. You will be able to tour gingerbread houses made by both professional and amateur bakers from around the Gettysburg area. You can also enter a house of your own in the competition. Don't forget to wear your favorite ugly holiday sweater on December 5th to participate in the Ugliest Sweater contest. Local vendors will be on display with their holiday offerings, so you can do some pre-Christmas shopping while you are exploring the houses.
U.S. history plays a significant role throughout the year in Gettysburg. Visit the Shriver House Museum beginning Thanksgiving evening to see the home decorated for an 1860s Christmas. See the Shriver's Christmas tree filled with candles and their handmade holiday decorations spread throughout their home. Tour the Shriver home by candlelight and hear the family's story of how the Battle of Gettysburg and Civil War impacted their lives.
Candlelight Christmas tours will begin on Thanksgiving evening, November 27th and continue Saturday evenings through December 20, 2014. For additional information on the Shriver House Museum or to make reservations for a Christmas tour, please call 717-337-2800.
Gettysburg offers its residents exceptional shopping at the Outlet Shoppes, and at Christmas you can shop for a bargain while taking your kids to see the Jolly Old Elf himself. Santa arrives on Saturday, November 22 at 10:00 a.m., and the entire mall will come alive with a little festival to mark his arrival. Carriage rides, games and crafts will all be available for your family to enjoy, making this an excellent choice among the many holiday things to do in Gettysburg, PA.
While other communities have Thanksgiving Day Parades, Gettysburg saves the festivities to celebrate Christmas. Watch the Old Getty Place Christmas Parade as it travels from Baltimore Street at Gettysburg Tours to Lincoln Square, where the city's Christmas tree resides and then on to Liberty Street and Lefever Street. After the parade, which is held Saturday, December 6 at 7 p.m., children can see Santa at Santa's Shanty or watch while the Christmas tree is lit for the season.
As you can see, the holiday season brings many fun and historic things to do in Gettysburg, PA. Why should you enjoy these as a visitor? With many beautiful homes (including historic ones) for sale in Gettysburg, you can be in on the action all season long. Talk to the team at Homesale Realty to find a home in Gettysburg.
The Christmas season is an exciting time in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
Best known for its role in the Civil War, Gettysburg attracts visitors year round; however, during the holidays, Gettysburg comes alive with Christmas splendor and holiday activities only found in this city.
Gettysburg's holiday season begins with the Annual Gettysburg Christmas Parade and continues with concerts, shopping, holiday displays and decorations, and open houses throughout its New Year's Eve celebration in Lincoln Square.
Whether you are ringing in the holidays with Christmas performances at the Majestic Theater or crossing names off your shopping list at the Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg, the city attracts visitors young and old.
Gettysburg December Holiday Events include:
Candlelight Christmas Tours at the Shriver House Museum is a history lesson and Christmas display wrapped into one. See how Christmas was celebrated in the 1800s while loved ones fought during the Civil War. Saturdays through December 21, 2013.
An Eisenhower Christmas is a tour of the home and farm of President and Mrs. Dwight D. Eisenhower. Mrs. Eisenhower was well known for her love of the holidays. Tour the Eisenhower home re-created with Christmas decorations reminiscent of the 1950s. This is an annual event sponsored by the Eisenhower National Historic Site occurring now through December 31, 2013.
Holiday Wreaths at the Soldier's National Cemetery – 500 wreaths will be placed on gravesites in the Soldier's National Cemetery at Gettysburg National Military Park. Friday, December 6, 2013
A Rocky Mountain Christmas at the Majestic Theater pays tribute to folk artist, John Denver, with a blend of traditional Christmas favorites along with John Denver's songs of the season.
Old Getty Place Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting held in downtown Gettysburg welcomes the holiday season with its annual parade. Join carolers on Lincoln Square as they gather to light city's Christmas tree. Enjoy bands, floats, dancers, and Santa! Saturday, December 7, 2013
The Inns of Gettysburg Area Holiday House Tour commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. This year's tour includes 12 Gettysburg homes, building, and inns decorated for the season. Saturday, December 14, noon to 5 PM.
Celebrate New Year's Eve in downtown Gettysburg's Lincoln Square with music, free entertainment for the entire family activities for the children, and a fireworks display at midnight sponsored by the Adams County Arts Council in partnership with the Borough of Gettysburg, ACNB Bank, Gettysburg Convention and Visitors Bureau, Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania, and Fraternal Order of Eagles 1562. Tuesday, December 31, 2013.
Visit Gettysburg Convention and Visitors Bureau website for a complete list of local holiday events to experience this season.